Academy Integration Coach - Barking

  • Chelsea FC
  • Barking, UK
  • 01 Feb, 2024
Full time Academy Coaching Premier League Soccer Coach Youth

Job Description


Location – Barking

Hours – Sessional/Casual, 2 sessions per week.


About Us:

As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.

Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.

If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!


About the Team:


Based at Cobham Training Ground, there are more than 60 full-time colleagues working with 198 registered players from Under-9s through to Under-23s development squad.


The Academy’s vision is to inspire a generation of players to be successful both on and off the pitch, increasing playing time in our first team and across the whole professional game. The mission to be the first choice academy for players and parents in England.


What We’re Looking For:


A candidate who can ensure the Integration Recruitment Programme is delivered effectively, to help recruitment best talents in London and South East at U9-16s for Chelsea Football Club


Must Haves/qualified by demonstratable experience to the level required:


  • Minimum FA Level 3 (UEFA B) Football qualification (we may at times look for assistant coaches with FA Level 2 qualifications.
  • Valid First Aid and Safeguarding Children certificates.
  • Working towards FA Youth Module 3/Advanced Youth Award.
  • Enrolled as a member of the FA licenced coaches club.
  • Available to work during any (or all) of the following times: Evenings, Weekends, School Holidays.


Nice to Haves:


  • Knowledge of current methods in coaching.
  • Evidence of planning coaching session ability.
  • Experience of coaching players (more specifically from U6s to U8s age groups).


What We Offer:


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 


At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.? 

If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you. 


Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.